Augusta, GA (April 22, 2016) - More than 2,000 high school golfers, coaches and fans will arrive in Augusta in preparation for the 2016 Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Golf State Championships presented by E-Z-GO on Monday, May 16, 2016 with a practice round on Sunday, May 15, 2016. The State Championships for A–AAAAA boys and girls classifications will be held at ten different area golf courses. These courses will host 10 state championships.
On Saturday, May 14, 2016 the Augusta Sports Council, along with local sponsors, E-Z-GO and the Augusta Golf Association, will host a welcome dinner for the golfers and coaches at Augusta University's Christenberry Fieldhouse. Tournament play begins Monday, May 16 at 8:00 am at each of the ten host courses. Awards will be presented at each course immediately following play.
Wade Marchman, GHSA Tournament Director, "This will be the third time Burke County High School has teamed with the Augusta Sports Council to host the GHSA State Golf Championships.
This would not be possible without the support from all of the local golf courses, professionals, and club members. As a high school golf coach and tournament director, I look forward to watching 160 high schools compete for a state championship in their respective classifications.”
GHSA's Assistant Executive Director, Jay Russell added, "The Georgia High School Association is extremely excited to return to Augusta for the 2016 Golf State Championships. The GHSA offers many thanks to the Augusta Sports Council for hosting and E-Z-Go for sponsoring. Monday, May 16th will offer an exciting day of high school golf at ten Augusta area venues."
Augusta Sports Council CEO, Stacie Adkins is "thrilled to welcome back the best high school talent from across the state to Augusta's River Region. These players will compete on many of our outstanding courses which provides them an opportunity to showcase their talent. It is an honor for our area and we encourage Augusta to support this championship and these young competitors." To volunteer at this event, please contact our office.
The tournaments for classes A-AAAAA boys and girls will be held at the following Augusta area courses:
1A Private Boys and Girls- Forest Hills Golf Club
1A Public Boys and Girls- Goshen Plantation Golf Club
2A Boys- Belle Meade Country Club
2A Girls- Applewood Golf Course
3A Boys- Gordon Lakes Golf Club
3A Girls- Pointe South Golf Club
4A Boys- Jones Creek Golf Club
4A Girls- Waynesboro Country Club
5A Boys- Bartram Trail Golf Club
5A Girls- West Lake Country Club
The tournament for AAAAAA boys and girls will be held at the following courses:
6A Boys- Spring Hill County Club in Tifton, GA
6A Girls- Sunset Country Club in Moultrie, GA
Contact: Stacie Adkins
Augusta Sports Council
Office: 706.722.8326 ext 237
Contact: Wade Marchman
GHSA Tournament Director